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November 13, 2021 7:32 AM

COVID-19 WEEKLY UPDATE – SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2021


COVID-19 SITUATION REPORT

• Yesterday’s weekly report from the Florida Department of Health indicated a positivity rate of 2.5% for both the State and Palm Beach County over the last 7 days. The prior week’s positivity rate was 2.5% for the State and 2.9% for Palm Beach County.

• The cumulative number of Covid-19 cases in the State of Florida is now 3,668,077 (+10,746 from a week ago) and in Palm Beach County it is 226,393 (+673 from a week ago). The cumulative number of people in the State of Florida that have at least one vaccine dose is now 14,043,681 and in Palm Beach County it is 988,083. As of yesterday, 58.8% of the US population has been fully vaccinated and 67.9% are partially vaccinated.

• Click on the link at the end of this update for more information from the State.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

• All public meetings (council, boards, commissions, and committees) are back in the Town Hall Council Chambers. Those wishing to attend and make public comments may do so in person, but please be advised the masks are still required in Town Hall regardless of vaccination status. The public may also view and listen to all meetings online. Visit our website to access meetings in progress. https://townofpalmbeach.com/853/Meeting-Audio

• In addition to the in-person option in Town Hall, “hybrid” meetings, allowing for remote public participation via ZOOM, will be provided for regular, special and development review Town Council meetings, as well as for ARCOM, Landmarks Preservation, and Planning & Zoning meetings for the next few months. Links to upcoming meetings can be found on the Meeting Audio page of the Town website.

MONOCLONAL ANTIBODY TREATMENTS

• Depending on your circumstances, you may qualify for monoclonal antibody (mAb) treatment. mAb treatment may help people who have a positive COVID-19 test, and had symptoms for 10 days or less, and are at high risk of getting more serious symptoms.

• Treatment can be obtained by private providers or directly through the Palm Beach Fire-Rescue Department. Please call 561-227-7092 to get more information and to make an appointment.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

• The policy requiring masks for all employees and visitors (regardless of vaccination status) in Town-owned government buildings, including Town Hall, the Police Station, Fire Stations, Recreation Center, Tennis Centers, Golf Course, and the Public Works facility remains in effect.

• The Town will continue to follow CDC guidelines and strongly encourage residents and businesses to continue doing the same, including the CDC’s recommendation to require masks indoors regardless of vaccination status.

• Information about vaccinations and other matters related to the Covid-19 Pandemic can be found on the Town or CDC websites by clicking the links below.

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